The SMS service sends text messages to recipients. Texts from Omnilert send through the common short code 79516 to all major US carriers.
The configuration options for SMS are quite simple:
- From Name: This is the text label included with all outgoing SMS from your Omnilert service. Choose a short name that will clearly identify your texts.
- FR:, SUBJ:, and MSG: These are optional headers which can be added to your outgoing texts. Some organizations find these extra headers helpful. They are not required.
Always take the character length into account when considering your "From Name" for the SMS channel. Texts have an absolute max length of 160 characters. This includes your "From Name" as well as any added headers.
So, choose wisely! Having a long "From Name" will use valuable characters that could be used for your outgoing alerts!